Kings XI Punjab conceded a 6-wicket loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Sunday, after the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side failed to chase down the modest total of 159.
KXIP currently find themselves sitting in third position of the 2018 IPL points table and with four games to go for, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders slowly creeping up on them.
But trouble is brewing closer home, with media reports suggesting there might be falling out between KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta and team mentor Virender Sehwag.
According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, sources close to the Punjab team said that Zinta had an altercation with Sehwag after the loss, with the Bollywood actress questioning some of the team's 'tactics'.
'Against Rajasthan Royals, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was sent in at number three, ahead of more accomplished batsmen such as Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwari. The move backfired as Ashwin fell for a duck, and Preity launched into Sehwag for the decision,' said the source.
Sehwag tried reasoning with her initially, but 'however, when Preity continued to blame him, saying 'unnecessary' tinkering with the playing XI had led to a spate of defeats, Sehwag tried to reason with her,' the source said.
As for the 'bone of contention', Ashwin's decision to bat at No. 3, the off-spinner had already answered that question at the post-match presentation.